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civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and nutrition health, and mental health. we stand today knowing that tomorrow, the freedom school at -- and any number of its 150 sites around the country, will celebrate national day of social action, and around which people in their respective communities will gather. students will reach out an appeal to policy-makers and public officials such as yourselves, with regard to the budget cuts that seemed to be on the horizon that threaten their education. however, we are glad to make it known to the city and county of san francisco that upon hearing your resolution, that you made several weeks ago, the summer learning a resolution, that we do not have to take such measures on our day of social action to criticize you but rather to thank and applaud you for recognizing programs such as ours. in case you did not believe me, there are two youth speakers
who will thank you themselves on behalf of their peers, and we will tell you in freedom fashion, good job, and we bid you a good day. >> good afternoon. to mayor lee, the board of supervisors, and all here assembled, i am a student at third baptist freedom school. we are very thankful that you, the board of supervisors, will set aside a day and resolution to recognize all of the summer school programs in the city, the county of san francisco. all of the summer programs deserve to be honored, but freedom school is a very special type of summer school. when i first started freedom school, i did not know anyone. now, i have friends with whom i read, write, and learning activities and play basketball.
freedom school does many things for us that many kids do not get like free lunch, free weekly field trips, and daily exciting activities to make learning fun. freedom school has helped me to improve my reading and writing skills throughout the regular school year. most of the books we read our funny, sad, and sometimes heartbreaking. i think freedom school is a great program for kids in san francisco, and i thank you, the board of supervisors, for recognizing us and all of the others in the city. thank you. thank you. thank you. [applause] >> good afternoon. mayor lee, the board of supervisors, i am is a student
at the third baptist freedom school. we want to thank you for your kindness in extending the opportunity for summer school for san francisco students. it takes a very special type of program to make students become enthusiastic about attending school in the summer. we are very fortunate that we have such a program as freedom school where we actually enjoy going to school in the summer. we have fun while we're learning. we enjoy all of the reading we do. we work hard, play, and have fun field trips that brought an hour learning horizon -- broaden our learning horizon. we learn basic academics such as reading, writing, and grammar, but we also learn personal responsibility and integrity. we know that learning is a lifetime experience. we appreciate you, the board of supervisors, for being aware of the importance of making learning a year-round experience for students like me and my peers in spite of these
financially hard times. thank you very much. [applause] >> mr. chiu, we would like for you and the board to see a portion of our school that has come today. we will ask them to stand, and they would like to tell you that you have done a good job. [applause] >> good job, a good job. [applause] [chanting] >> thank you. [applause] supervisor chiu: before we conclude this part of today's meeting, i would like to acknowledge supervisor cohen. supervisor cohen: thank you very much. i would also like to publicly acknowledge all the young people
here with us. thank you for coming out and acknowledging the hard work that we do here, and i would also like to acknowledge the hardware that you and the leadership over at third baptist are doing. i also would like to in the interest of time publicly acknowledged -- everyone an opportunity to stand up to recognize your support of the resolution today. the resolution i will be introducing today expressing concerns about u.s. airways. if you will stand up if you are here to support that. [applause] thank you. >> mr. president, members of the board, as a member formerly of this august body, i rise to say in my other capacity now, as
president of the national association for the advancement of colored people, that this board will do the unique, the fair, and just think -- thing of supporting supervisor cohen's resolution. martin luther king said so eloquently that injustice anywhere invariably gets around to affecting all of us everywhere. mr. norman was treated unjustly, unfairly at a facility that bears the name of the city of st. francis. his mother is in the chambers this afternoon. i say to you, this issue is not about one's preference of
personal dress. it is not a question about whether or not fads come and go. this issue is about the eternal question of will this nation be one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all? [applause] i have been against baggy pants because i know where they evolve from. i know of that prison industrial complex that unfortunately 1971 was so crammed with persons who look like me that a great riot erupted, and from that prison, there developed a new fad because inmates were not able to wear suspenders or belts for
fear that they would hang someone -- supervisor chiu: thank you. thank you, dr. reverend. >> [inaudible] let's bring justice up. let's bring fairness up. [applause] supervisor chiu: 90 very much. i want to thank all of you for being here. there apparently are buses that will be picking folks up, and i appreciate everyone's patience as we change a little bit of the order of today's agenda, but at this time, why don't we go back to our regularly scheduled agenda? madam clerk, if you could please call the consent calendar? >> items two through six comprise the consent agenda. these items will be acted upon by a single roll call vote unless a member request discussion of the matter. it then will be removed and
considered separately. supervisor chiu: would anyone like to sever any of these items? please call the roll on items two through six. >> items two through six -- farrell aye. kim aye. mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. there are 11 ayes. supervisor chiu: these ordinances are finally passed. >> item 7, motion adopted findings related to the appeal of the planning commission approved a conditional use application on property located at 800 presidio ave. on item seven, farrell aye. kim aye. mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye.
avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. there are 11 ayes. supervisor chiu: this motion is approved. item eight. >> item 8 is a charter amendment third draft regarding city retirement and health-care benefits. supervisor elsbernd: thank you. today, i rise to offer an amendment that has been distributed to all of you. frankly, it is an amendment i had hoped not to have to make. this is an amendment that will if adopted and if we send this item to the electorate, will make abundantly clear to the electorate that they have a clear choice. this is clarifying language to ensure that the very difficult issue to understand, very complicated issue to understand will be presented as two clear
and distinct choices. this measure and a measure submitted by the public defender yesterday is intended to make clear to the electorate that there is a choice between a ballot measure that is comprehensive, a ballot measure that is produced out of collaboration over months of discussion with our public employees, and with experts in the field, and a ballot measure that insures we will move forward as a city together versus another measure. this makes it quite clear that there is a charter amendment a and charter amendment b, and i ask that you adopt this amendment today, that we continue the item and hold a hearing next week, and next week, i will ask your support to submit this legislation to the voters so they can be presented with a clear, distinct choice. supervisor chiu: supervisor elsbernd has made the motion to amend. any discussion on the amendment?
without objection, the amendment is adopted. now, unless there is any further discussion, why don't we continue this item to next week along with the committee as a whole so we can consider the amendment as we just adopted today? supervisor elsbernd has made a motion. without objection, this item will be continued to next week. along with a hearing of the committee as a whole. without objection, that shall be the case. please call items 9 through 28. all of the items related to the upcoming budget. >> item 9 is the consolidated budget an annual appropriation ordinance for all estimated receipts and expenditures for the city and county of san francisco for the fiscal year ending june 30, 2012 and for the enterprise departments for fiscal years ending june 30, 2012 and 2013. 10 is the annual salary or and
its enumerated positions in the annual budget and appropriations ordinance for the fiscal years ending june 30, 2012 and for the enterprise departments for fiscal years ending june 30, 2012 and 2013. 11 is the ordinance and ending the administrative code to establish the department of public works greeting fund. 12 is an ordinance amending the park code to authorize the recreation and park commission to approve special promotions, increase fees, and designate weekdays and weekend hours at harding park and fleming golf courses. 13 is the ordinance amending the park code designating weekday and weekend hours and adding a junior non-resident made to the golf fees at lincoln park. 14 is an ordinance amending the park could designate weekday and weekend hours and at junior resident and non-resident rates to the golf fees at sharp park. 15, ordered its amending the park could designate weekday and weekend hours and at a junior non-resident rate to the fees at golden gate park. 16, the ordinance amending the
administrative code to increase all fees based on the controller's annual two-year average consumer price index. 17 is an ordinance amending the planning code to increase fees based on the annual two-year average consumer price index, placing a cap on the intake at the amount for applications for planning commission and zoning administrator hearing applications. 18, ordered its amending the health code to set patient rates and other services provided by the department of public health. 19 is an ordinance amending the public works code to modify monthly fees for temporary street occupancy construction and daily fees for temporary street occupancy and related to construction. 20, or in its amending the administrative code to add a fee of $37 for services provided by the public administrative/public guardian represented at the program. 21, a resolution approving the budget of the redevelopment agency and bond in an amount not to exceed approximately $84 million for fiscal year 2011-
2012. 22 is the resolution approving the budget of the treasure island development authority for fiscal year 2011-2012. item 23 through 28 is legislation associated with the aao and aso. 23 is a resolution concurring with the establishment of the consumer price index for 2011 and adjusting the access line tax by the same rate. 24 is the resolution concurring with the certification that services previously approved can be performed by private contractor for a lower cost than similar work performed by city and county employees for various services. 25 -- resolution declaring the city's intention to appropriate available rainy day reserve funds to the unified school district to help the district cope with the loss of state funding for the fiscal year 2011-2012, for the school year. 26, a resolution approving the expenditure plan for the human services care fund for fiscal year 2011-2012. 27, resolution approving the unified school district expenditure plan for the public
education enrichment fun for fiscal year 2011-2012. item 28 is a resolution approving the children and families commission expenditure plan for the public education investment fund for fiscal year 2011-2012. supervisor chiu: thank you. as you know, the charter provides that we cannot adopt a budget any earlier than july 15. i do understand from our budget chair that she wants to defer her main comments on the budget until next week. that said, i understand there is a technical cleanup we need to do. supervisor chu. supervisor chu: thank you. that is correct. the package of items that come with the budget, items 9 through 28, are items i will make a motion to continue to next week. i will reserve my comments until that time. there is one item, however, item 27. this has to do with the public education in richmond fund document referring to the san francisco unified school district -- public education in richmond fund document.
the document we have referred incorrectly to the children and families admission, so i passed out an amendment in a whole to reflect changes. that is before you. i will make a motion to accept the amendment as a whole and send the item back to committee. supervisor chiu: colleagues, if we can do that without objection supervisor chu:chu -- if we can do that without objection. supervisor chu: with regards to the remainder of the items, i make a motion to continue those items to next week. supervisor chiu: motion made to continue these items to the 19th. without objection, these items will be continued. item 29. >> resolution receiving an approving the north of market/tenderloin community benefit district annual report to the city for fiscal years 2006-2010. supervisor chiu: can we take this item same house, call? without objection, this resolution is adopted.
>> item 30, motion directing the budget and legislative analyst to conduct two performance audits to evaluate in fiscal year 2011-2012 for the affordable housing and planning department's oversight of city housing and the governance and city oversight of the asian art and fine arts museums, war memorial, an academy of supervisor chiu: sciences chiu without objection -- and academy of sciences. supervisor chiu: without objection, the motion is approved. >> item 31 is a motion associating ross mirkarimi to the association of bay area governments executive board. supervisor chiu: motion to excuse supervisor mirkarimi. without objection. roll-call vote. >> on item 31, farrell aye. kim aye. mar aye.
wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. there are 10 ayes. supervisor chiu: the motion is approved. item 32. >> item 32 is a motion appointing john avalos to the association of bay area governments executive board. supervisor chiu: colleagues, can we have a motion to excuse supervisor avalos? without objection, he shall be excused. roll-call vote. >> on item 32, farrell aye. kim aye. mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye.
campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. elsbernd aye. there are 10 ayes. supervisor chiu: this motion is approved. >> item 33, motion appointing supervisor error mar -- eric mar as an alternate member to the association of bay area governments executive board. supervisor chiu: motion to excuse supervisor mar. without objection, he shall be excused. roll-call vote. >> on item 33, farrell aye. kim aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye.
elsbernd aye. there are 10 ayes. supervisor chiu: this motion is approved. item 34? >> item 34 is a charter amendment third draft to allow amendments to or repeals of initiative ordinances and declarations of policy. supervisor wiener: thank you. this measure, which will have to sit for a week anyway -- i have an amendment, and i would like to move to split the file and then to amend the second version and then continue the vote until next week, at which point we will have to have a committee as a whole. this has gone through several iterations based on public comment and a lot of dialogue. as folks know, i have removed ballot measures that were placed on the ballot by signature in
deference to the fundamental power of the voters to take matters into their own hands and place things on the ballots. in addition, the initial draft of the charter amendment was totally retroactive and could apply to any ballot measure retroactively. after a bunch of public comment, made it so that it was perspective and made effective for any ballot measures passed starting january 1, 2012. the amendment i am offering would move that back to november 1 of 2011. that way, when voters go to the polls this november, they will know what the charter amendment means. they will be voting on measures knowing the charter amendment, if it passes, could impact those measures. my goal is just for people to know when they are casting a ballot measures with the ground
rules are -- when they are casting a ballot measures what the ground rules are. in the past, they would not have known that, but as of this november's election, they will know that because the charter amendment will, i hope, be on the ballot. that is my motion, to provide the file to amend the motion to continue both to next week for a committee on the whole hearing. supervisor chiu: supervisor wiener is making a motion to duplicate the file to amend one of them, as he suggested, with a new effective date and continue both items to next week, as they need to under the charter. colleagues, can we pass this motion without objection? without objection, that shall be the case. why don't we now move to roll call for introductions? then a supervisor farrell -- >> supervisor farrell is first on roll-call for introductions. supervisor farrell: thank you. first, i am introducing legislation to amend our public
campaign financing code. in we approved a provision that under circumstances caps would get lifted if additional funds appeared in canada it racist. arizona had eight similar law. -- had a similar law. the supreme court struck down that financing law. today, we have a public campaign financing law on the books and we have a decision to make. we can either do what the ethics commission did yesterday and proactively amend the law or we can wait for a plaintiff to sue. to me it is a no-brainer, especially when we just approved a $290,000 supplement to plaintiffs in a similar situation the other year. i do not want to waste additional taxpayer funds. this will amend our public financing code to bring it into
line with the u.s. supreme court decision. it will allow financing campaign caps to continue to get raised above initial caps, but does not allow further public financing dollars to be allocated beyond the initial cap. i understand there will be significant dialogue about this cap as a will have an impact on the mayor's race and supervisor races. it requires a super majority vote at the board to amend. given the number of plaintiffs waiting to file suit against that, we hope we can act swiftly and i look forward to taking this matter up as quickly as possible to avoid these lawsuits. i want to quickly think not only supervisor -- thank not only supervisor elsbernd, co- sponsor, but the attorneys who have been working with us since the city attorney is not allowed to work on this.
i am going to sever an item later on, so i will send this to later. supervisor chu: i would like to adjourn in the memory of michael soden. san francisco has lost one of its great sports historians when he passed away june 1, 2011, at age 67. he was going and raised in san francisco and attended holy name and st. ignatius. he owned flanagan's pub. loyal patrons of hearing his stories and his knowledge of golf and baseball. we all miss him. supervisor weiner: submit. supervisor cohen: thank you very much, colleagues. it is a very exciting day. today i am introducing a resolution that simply is expressing concern over the treatment of mr. de sean and buy
it the u.s. airways staff and to develop and the torment a consistent dress requirement for passengers. this was a 20-year-old student from san francisco. he attends the university of new mexico albuquerque and is a resident of san francisco's hunters point neighborhood. he was a passenger to albuquerque on june 15, 2011. although u.s. airways has no written dress code policy, he was asked by a ticket agent to pull up his pants on the flight, which he agreed to do so once seated. when asked about how the airline into men's dress code requirements, u.s. airways made it clear they have no formal dress code for their passengers, who instead are -- but instead are subjectively enforced an arbitrary standards. the public informed mr. -- pilot
informed mr. marmon they would not fly at the -- would not fly the plane until he disembarked. when he left, he was charged of serious felonies, which he is contesting. the treatment of this passenger by u.s. airways and the absence of a dress code policy suggests the airline has selectively enforced subjective standards of its stress on passengers. this student experienced embarrassment and humiliation when being forcibly removed from the plane as a result of his apparent subjective enforcement of dress standards. the enforcement of the standards by lights passenger civil-rights. i am expressing concern over their lack of any formal dress
code requirement. i ask the the board of supervisors and the city and county of san francisco will urge the federal aviation administration to investigate the selective enforcement practices at u.s. airways related to passenger attire. we must work to maintain the integrity of our systems and make sure that are working in a way that is consistent with all of our collective goals. accusing this young man of a crime threatened his opportunity as a college student and as a successful adult. i humble we urge you to join me in support of this resolution -- humble we urge you to join me in support of this resolution. i would also like to publicly say that this resolution i am introducing is not a saggy pants resolution. it is a serious matter. this resolution is expressing concern over the treatment of